It’s time for the livestock show and Matt takes off for Perry, Georgia tomorrow after school with his calf Pancake in tow. He won’t be back home until Saturday evening so I thought I would cook him a good home cooked meal. Considering he will probably eat his weight in junk food over the next few days I thought it was a good idea. I told him it was his choice. “Whatever you want”, I said.
Me and my big mouth…
He decided that he would really like some stuffed shells like mom used to make, as he put it. After I choked back my desire to convince him that he might like something else, I simply said, “Great, but I can’t promise you they’ll be like mom’s”. He said that was okay since I was a pretty good cook he figured they might even be better. I took that as a challenge…
Of course, I had no idea how to make stuffed shells. That’s what Google is for though. And how hard could it be, right? I found what looked to be a good recipe and during lunch stopped by the grocery store to pick up everything.
Coming home with all the required ingredients, I dove right into it. It wasn’t that difficult but did have several steps and took a couple of hours. It took me until nearly 7:00 to even get it in the oven. That might not sound like late to most folk but I usually like to have dinner on the table by at least 6:00. Anyhow, I tossed it in the oven after snapping the attached picture and threw together a Caesar Salad.
It turned out really good. Matt said that it was the best meal we have had all year and that they were better than mom’s stuffed shells. I must admit that they were pretty good. The best part to me, however, was the fact that I had another whole 9 X 13 dish full of them that I am putting into the freezer to pull out for another meal in a couple of weeks. That really makes it worth all the work.
It’s going to be awfully quiet around here the next few days.